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P.W.J. Neale   to   J.H. Nutt
Neale,
Peter Walter James
P.W.J. Neale

Son of W.H. Neale, and ... Padbury.

23.12.1916
Snitterfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
-
03.1998
Aberconwy district, Gwynedd, Wales
T/Lt. 06.08.1942
A/T/Capt. 15.09.1943
Military Cross MC 12.06.1945 NW Europe *

* On the 3rd March 45 during the advance of 52 (L) Division along the EAST bank of the MEUSE, a mine party was detailed to clear the axis of the advance SOUTH to the BERGEN cross roads. Capt. Neale as SORE [Staff Officer Royal Engineers] went down to supervise the clearing of the cross roads. Just as the work had almost been completed, a booby trap attached to an R Mine was set off and resulted in three casualties. One of these casualties was blown over the bank at the road side and landed in an orchard, which was known to be mine infested. Capt Neale immediately organised a small party of Sappers to act as stretcher bearers and led them through the mine field towards the wounded man, clearing the way by prodding and laying tape along the lane. As they neared the wounded man, another Officer joined the party and exploded a mine which blew Capt Neale and his party a distance of ten yards clear over the casualty into the orchard. Although dazed from the explosion, Capt Neale retained complete control. Ordering his men to remain where they lay, he proceeded to clear the area and removed more mines. He then carried the wounded man ?ated by the stretcher bearers and returned once more to lift the Officer who was also seriously wounded. Throughout the whole period Captain Neale remained completely calm and displayed a cool courage which was an inspiration to all that witnessed it. Through this prompt action two lives were saved.

Architectural student.
... - ... ...
(061944) - (10.1944) 1st RM Engineer Commando *
(01.1945) - (07.1945) Staff Officer Royal Engineers, 1st Commando Brigade
* indexed, but not listed as such
Nelson,
Robert Prynne
R.P. Nelson
Elder son of Robert Nelson, and Mary
Susanna Prynne, of Red Linch,
Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

07.08.1912
Fulham, London
-
29.10.1940
Deal, Kent
(death by enemy
action) [age 28]
[Deal Cemetery, plot
C, block 8, grave
4750]
T/2nd Lt. 26.08.1940
Education: St George's School, Harpenden (master; 1925-1931); Gaius and Conville College, Cambridge University
(played first-class cricket 1932-1939, Captain of the Cricket Club 1934-1935) (BA).
Captain, Nortamptonshire County Cricket Club. Schoolmaster, St George's School, Harpenden.
(10.1940)     Portsmouth Division RM
? - 29.10.1940 RM Siege Regiment (Deal) [killed during a bombing]
Neville,
[Sir] Robert Arthur Ross
R.A.R. Neville

17.12.1896
-
12.06.1987
Prob. 2nd Lt. 22.08.1914
... ...
Lt.Col. 23.02.1940
A/Col. 22.06.1942
... ...
Maj.Gen. 07.04.1948 (retd 29.11.1950)
Knight Commander of the Order of St George and St Michael KCMG 05.06.1952 HM's birthday 1952
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division)

CBE

01.01.1948 New Year 1948 [investiture 10.02.1948]
... - ... ...
01.11.1939 - 04.01.1940 HMS Scorpion (river gunboat)
05.01.1940 - 11.08.1940 HMS Peterel (Peterel class river gunboat)
12.08.1940 - 22.09.1940 on passage
23.09.1940 - 25.09.1940 Plymouth Division RM
26.09.1940 - 02.10.1940 HMS President (additional)
03.10.1940 - 09.10.1940 Plymouth Division RM
10.10.1940 - 27.10.1940 Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO)
28.10.1940 - 31.10.1940 HMS President (additional)
01.11.1940 - (06.)1942 Assistant Director, Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (additional)
(08.)1942 - 05.01.1944 RM Planning Section, Combined Operations HQ [HMS President] (additional)
06.01.1944 - 31.07.1944 Fleet RM Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Hannibal] (additional)
01.08.1944 - 15.10.1945 Fleet RM Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Byrsa] (additional)
... - ... ...
Newman,
Hubert Thomas
H.T. Newman (© National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x186833)
Son of Thomas Newman, Ore,
Sussex, and Harriet Matilda Newman.
Married (1924) Kathleen Mary,
daughter of H.R. Corbett, MD,
Plymouth, Devon; no children.

26.08.1895
Edmonton, Middlesex
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02.05.1965
[Cranbrook, Kent ?]
2nd Lt. 22.08.1914
Lt. 27.03.1915
Capt. 07.05.1918
Maj. 01.10.1932
T/Lt.Col. 08.01.1936-07.01.1939
Bt. Lt.Col. 30.06.1938
Lt.Col. 08.08.1939
A/Col. Comdt. 09.04.1942-28.03.1943,
27.07.1943-31.05.1944
T/Brig. 09.04.1942-28.03.1943,
27.07.1943-31.05.1944
A/Col. 29.03.1943-02.10.1943
Col. 2nd Comdt. 03.10.1943, seniority 30.06.1941
A/Maj.Gen. 01.06.1944-(04.1946)
Comdt. 01.01.1946
Maj.Gen. 30.04.1946 (retd 01.11.1948)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1948 New Year 1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.01.1945 New Year 1945
Education: Eastbourne College; Staff College, Camberley (1930).
22.08.1914     commissioned, Royal Marines
1914 - 1918 with Grand Fleet & in Belgium
10.01.1922 - (08.1923) Assistant Instructor of Gunnery, Plymouth Division
(01.1925) - (07.1927) Depôt RM, Deal
(08.1929) - (04.1930) Staff College, Camberley
14.04.1930 - (09.1932) staff, Plans Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(01.1934) - (07.1935) Depôt RM, Deal
08.01.1936 - (10.1938) staff, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
? - (02.1939) Chatham Division, RM
10.02.1939 - 17.07.1939 General Staff Officer (Naval), Africa Station [HMS Neptune (cruiser)] (Africa)
17.07.1939 - 08.04.1942 specially employed (Seconded List): seconded to South African Defence Force: 
17.07.1939 - 02.1940 Deputy Director of Coast Defence
02.1940 - 08.1940 Deputy Director of Military Intelligence
08.1940 - 04.1941 Director of Military Operations and Intelligence
04.1941 - 08.04.1942 Military Advisor to High Commissioner for South Africa, London
09.04.1942 - 25.01.1943 Commander, 104th (Training) RM Brigade (Lympstone Grange)
26.01.1943 - 28.03.1943 104th (Training) RM Brigade (Lympstone Grange) (additional)
29.03.1943 - 31.12.1944 HQ Staff RM (RM Office):
05.04.1943 - 06.07.1943 General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1)
07.07.1943 - 31.05.1944 Brigadier, General Staff
01.06.1944 - 31.12.1944 Major General, General Staff
01.01.1945 - 07.01.1945 HQ Staff (RM Office) (additional)
08.01.1945 - 28.01.1945 Chatham Division RM (additional; not to join)
29.01.1945 - 10.02.1946 Major-General Royal Marines, East Indies (Camp A) [HMS Lanka (RN base, Ceylon), later HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)]
01.01.1946 - 30.04.1946 Marine ADC to the King
11.02.1946 - 31.03.1946 HMS Highflyer (additional)
01.04.1946 - 30.11.1946 Portsmouth Division RM
01.12.1946 - 30.10.1948 Major-General  Royal Marines, Portsmouth
Honorary Colonel Commandant RM, 1954-31.10.1958.
Nicholas,
John Dudley
J.D. Nicholas
?
-
?
... ...
T/Maj. 19.11.1942
      RM Engineers
... - ... ...
Noyes,
Eric James Banks
E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17694)) E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17694))
E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17699)) E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17703))
E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17705)) E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17695))
E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17701)) E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17697))
E.J.B. Noyes (© Imperial War Museum (A 17696))

15.01.1894
Paris, France
-

23.07.1947
Southborough, Kent
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.01.1912
... ...
Col. 2nd Comdt. 30.01.1939
A/Col. Comdt. 01.11.1940
Col. Comdt. 01.06.1942
T/Brig. 01.11.1940
Maj.Gen. 05.08.1943 (retd 21.11.1943) (recalled to service 22.11.1943) (reverted to retd 01.06.1944)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 1943 [investiture 19.10.1943]
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
... - ... ...
09.1939 - 31.10.1940 Plymouth Division RM
01.11.1940 - 04.03.1941 Officer Commanding Troops Sub-Area A6
05.03.1941 - 29.09.1941 staff of Commander-in-Chief Nore [HMS Pembroke]
01.10.1941 - 31.05.1944 Commandant, Portsmouth Division RM
26.01.1943 - 04.08.1944 also: RM ADC to HM the King
Nutt,
John Harold
J.H. Nutt
Son of Harold Nutt, and Jane Mills, of Maida Hill, London.
(12?).1925
Paddington district, London
-
15.01.1946
near Marseilles, France
(flying accident) [age 20]
[Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France, plot 10, row A, grave 23]
T/2nd Lt. 01.12.1944
T/Lt. 15.08.1945, seniority 01.06.1945
(01.1945) - (07.1945) Chatham Division RM
? - 15.01.1946 HQ 3rd RM Commando Brigade
[Crashed in Dakota IV KN557, of No. 271 Squadron RAF. The aircraft's position was fixed incorrectly and the pilot was given a wrong course to steer. The aircraft struck high ground at 1000 feet in poor weather conditions.]
       
 
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